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05 October 2007 @ 01:02 am
And another thing  
When did people start spelling "dilemna" as "dilemma"? It's like I've been lied to my entire life about a word that everybody assured me was spelled one way, whereas the spelling in the dictionary is completely different. My paradox-inhibiting crumple zones are buckling.
 
 
 
King of the Void: Under God?abaddonx99 on October 5th, 2007 06:12 am (UTC)
What the ever-living Christ are you talking about? I can't find a single acceptable usage of "dilemna" over "dilemma."
King of the Voidabaddonx99 on October 5th, 2007 06:15 am (UTC)
Only thing I can think of
This article, about halfway down.
Do You Wanna Be Free or You Wanna Be Right?malcubed on October 5th, 2007 06:40 am (UTC)
It's always been dilemma to me; although ironically I'm pretty sure I learned the spelling lemna.
Epic Dude: weetabixmorecake on October 5th, 2007 12:44 pm (UTC)
It's always been dilemma to me to. Plus, in a linguistic / maths way, it's always been 'lemma' for me as well. I prefer 'dilemna', though, and might start using it.
XCorvisxcorvis on October 5th, 2007 02:38 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a desert.
Mmm... Lemma dilemma...
like a hundred billion hot dogs: windhalf_double on October 5th, 2007 02:29 pm (UTC)
I think the better question is: when did you start spelling "dilemma" as "dilemna"? And furthermore, how did you come this far in life, reading voraciously, being intelligent, and hanging about with intelligent people, wihtout noticing that everyone else was spelling it differently???
though she be but little, she is fierce: omg wtf (Men in Tights)hilabeans on October 5th, 2007 09:26 pm (UTC)
I thought pretty much the same thing, except less coherently. Maybe it's the standard reaction of English majors?
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on October 6th, 2007 12:10 am (UTC)
Hey! I'm not an English major, but I play one on TV!
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on October 6th, 2007 12:09 am (UTC)
I was taught to spell it that way. Honestly, it's hard to see the difference when reading it, unless you look really closely.
Bitwisebitwise on October 5th, 2007 04:25 pm (UTC)
Remember Sammy Jankis?
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on October 6th, 2007 12:10 am (UTC)
I have no idea what the fuck you're talking about.
Bitwisebitwise on October 6th, 2007 01:00 am (UTC)
It's how you remind yourself that there's something wrong with your memory.

see Memento
Flombertrichandfamous on October 6th, 2007 02:15 pm (UTC)
Or, if there's no time for that, watch this:
http://www.derrickcomedy.com/2007/09/21/104/